Recent "For The Children" Weekly Columns
September 13, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – “For the Children” Weekly Column Contact: Joe Dorman, CEO – Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy Telephone: (405) 833-1117 Email: email@example.com For the Children: A
August 30, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – “For the Children” Weekly Column Contact: Joe Dorman, CEO – Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy Telephone: (405) 833-1117 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org For the Children: A
OICA is tracking roughly 400 bills filed by lawmakers which could have a significant impact on children and families in our state. Generally, we avoid measures related education, instead tracking legislation focused on the health and well-being of Oklahoma’s youth. This occasionally overlaps with school policies, such as suspensions, counseling, and nutrition programs.
Recent News Releases
A diverse group of organizations advocating for children, education, and healthcare will run commercials on Oklahoma stations’ Super Bowl LV coverage promoting masks and social distancing to fight COVID-19.
Each year, the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) works with lawmakers of both parties to enact measures that will improve the quality of life for the state’s youngest residents.“ Legislative advocacy is at the heart of why we exist,” said Joe Dorman, chief executive officer of the organization.
With a webcast originating from the venue where the event was to be held, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, ticket holders were treated to programming that mirrored what would have happened in person, even down to a meal being served through a sponsorship from Postmates to have food delivered to ticketholders. In addition, live and silent auctions were modified to continue during the virtual event.
Candidates for Kid Governor submitted one-minute campaign videos, which were viewed by a panel that included child advocates, professionals, and journalists. After narrowing down the list, the panel virtually interviewed the finalists and selected Charlotte to be Kid Governor.
A top federal priority of the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) was included as part of the stimulus package approved by Congress this week. The economic stimulus plan included targeted relief for children in the states’ child welfare systems.